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Protect Your Family Initiative

Along with the Batesville Drug Free Coalition and the Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office, Margaret Mary is proud to offer the ‘Protect Your Family’ initiative. One goal of this partnership is to provide parents with urine drug-testing kits. By providing parents with these preventative tools, children can be tested in the privacy of their own home. additionally, if children know they may be tested, they may be less likely to use. A free kit can be picked up at any of the following locations:

  • Batesville Community School Corporation – 626 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville
  • Batesville Memorial Building – 132 S. Main Street, Batesville
  • Better Options – 15 N. Depot Street, Batesville
  • Brookville Public Library – 919 Main Street, Brookville
  • Community Mental Health Center – 9127 Oxford Pike, Brookville
  • Franklin County High School – 1 Wildcat Lane, Brookville
  • Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation – 4586 N US Highway 421, Osgood
  • Laurel Elementary School – 13246 State Road 121, Laurel
  • Laurel Public Library – 200 N. Clay Street, Laurel
  • Margaret Mary Health – 321 Mitchell Avenue, Batesville
  • Margaret Mary Health Center at Brookville – 11137 US 52, Brookville
  • Margaret Mary Health Center at Milan – 930 N. Main Street, Milan
  • Margaret Mary Health Center of Osgood – 112 N Buckeye Street, Osgood
  • Oldenburg Academy – 1 Twister Circle, Oldenburg
  • Ripley County Health Department – 1021 W. 1st North Street, Versailles
  • Southeast Indiana Health Center – 920 County Line Road, Suite B, Batesville
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Center – 920 County Line Road, Suite B, Batesville

Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using

For some parents it may be tough to tell if your child is using drugs. However, if you’re concerned, be on the lookout for any of the typical warning signs:

  • A drop in grades
  • Isolates from family
  • Poor achievement
  • Mood swings
  • Lying
  • Early cigarette smoking
  • Late or unexplained hours
  • Unexplained paraphernalia
  • Disappearance of money or possessions
  • Loss of inters in previous hobbies
  • Dishonest about whereabouts
  • Anti-social behavior
  • Defiance of authority
  • Defensive about drug abuse
  • Rejection of parental values
  • Change in peer group
  • Uses eye drops to hide red eyes
  • Draws pot leaves, drugs or drug symbols

To learn more about the Protect Your Family initiative, call 812.933.5257.